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Rear seat replaced with storage or platform

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Gadsden, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. Apr 9, 2013 at 7:15 PM
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    Gadsden

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    I'm planning on removing the rear seat of my 2004 DC, I was wondering who else had done this and what complications am I in for... Also please post some pics of what you have done. My goal is to create a platform with back a universal type tie down system, with a back to it as well...
     
  2. Apr 10, 2013 at 11:58 AM
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  3. Apr 10, 2013 at 3:17 PM
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    Seat comes out easy. As for the platform it can be as simple or complex as you want it. I made a simple one from some plywood with some 2x4 legs. It uses the factory seat holes as mounting locations. I use it for my fridge and other cargo that I want in the truck with me. Usually camera gear and food.

    This is before I got a transit lock system for the fridge. I don't have to use ratchet straps any more.
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  4. Apr 10, 2013 at 4:36 PM
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    Did you mount the plywood to the existing seat holes and 2x4's sit underneath for support?
     
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    yes. The 2x4 legs are attached to the plywood with screws so it's all one unit. But yes the platform bolts down to the stock seat holes
     
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    Perfect thanks... my wife's Q5 can't get here any quicker! Looking forward to start these projects on my Tacoma...
     
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    How do you like the fridge ?
     
  8. Apr 10, 2013 at 5:28 PM
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    Love it! I'll never go back to a cooler/ice.
     
  9. Apr 10, 2013 at 5:30 PM
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    ARB , yes ?

    What size ?
     
  10. Apr 11, 2013 at 8:10 AM
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    Yep. ARB. It's not the newest version though.

    Mine is this model. Pretty sure it's a 50qt.
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    The new ones from ARB are even better. But I can't find a good reason to upgrade mine. It has worked flawlessly for probably 7 years now. When it's not in the truck its plugged in in the garage as a beverage fridge so it's always in use. It has seriously been great.
     
  11. Apr 11, 2013 at 8:17 AM
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    Awesome

    Thanks
     
  12. Feb 10, 2014 at 8:45 PM
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    icons, camburg uca OME dakar +aal front mount hitch portable winch scratched dusty i have washed it a couple times... sometimes i get a wild hair up my ass and vacuum it
    check out mine, it uses the existing bolts/holes for the seat. pretty bitchin actually. It has a mount for my extiguisher as well as mounting points for my custom made straps. Very strong, 1.5 inch angle, I used some soft foam from a dumpster at work for noise insulation underneath

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